Nov 23, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Texas A&M 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Does Zach Mettenberger have the strongest arm of the bunch?

One of the less talked about quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft group is former LSU Tigers QB Zach Mettenberger. As he recovers from a gruesome knee injury he suffered in the final game of the regular season last year, scouts are weary. However, a former No. 1 overall pick in the form of Tim Couch believes that Mettenberger may have the strongest arm of the bunch.

Tim Couch was the top pick in the 1999 draft and played five seasons in the NFL. Couch said Mettenberger “has probably the strongest arm in the draft.”


“There’s always going to be a place in the NFL for a guy who can stand in the pocket and throw it,” Couch told “It’s always going to come down to that. At the end of the day, it’s good to be able to move around, it’s good to be able to do those things, but if you can’t consistently make throws in the pocket, you can’t play in the NFL.”

After a questionable 2012 season–throwing wise–for Mettenberger, he improved tremendously overall as a quarterback under the direction of first-year offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, who was obviously getting Mettenberger ready for his exact moment he finds himself in right now.

Potentially getting chosen to lead an NFL team.

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